A close-up shot of the ocean entry, where molten lava pours directly into the ocean, cooling and forming new land. These benches are temporary and can be quite dangerous, as the ocean waves slowly grind down the underside into sand, leading to eventual bench collapse. It is this process that over time spills into the ocean and slowly expands the island.

New Zealand Photo Tour opportunity up on my website::

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app